The first Android 14 beta rolled out a few weeks ago and the initial response wasn’t the most positive. A number of bugs have led to experiences that many of you have shared frustrations with Today, Google is pushing a new Android 14 beta update to squash at least 5.
Android 14 Beta 1.1 is here with fixes for wallpaper and style screen bugging out, a broken fingerprint unlock, status bar not showing mobile networks, SIM and eSIM activation issues, and a smart lock message that confuses people. It often sounds like all the major bugs we shared with you in the Android 14 beta 1 release.
Here is the full list of bug fixes in more detail:
- Fixed an issue that caused the system UI to crash when trying to access the wallpaper and style screen via the Settings app or by long-pressing from the home screen. (Issue #277938424)
- Fixed some issues preventing fingerprint unlock from being used. (Issue #272403537)
- Fixed an issue where the status bar did not display the mobile network. (Issue #277892134)
- Fixed an issue that prevented a SIM card or eSIM from being detected or activated in some cases. (Issue #278026119)
- Fixed an issue where the lock screen displayed a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled. (Issue #278011057)
Here is the build information for the new build, including a separate build for Verizon Pixel 6 devices:
Release Date: April 26, 2023
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices that use Verizon as their carrier: UPB1.230309.017.A1
- All other devices: UPB1.230309.017
Emulator support x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level:
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices using Verizon as their carrier: March 2023
- All other devices: April 2023
Google Play Services 23.13.12
The update is available for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 and 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
This new update should start rolling out immediately via factory images ( here ) and OTA files ( here ), as well as through the Android Beta Program ( documented ). If you’re in the Android beta program, you’ll see an over-the-air update, which is the easiest way to update. For those who prefer a little manual work, you can go ahead and flash the file.